FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN

That’s the line that Shakespeare’s Hamlet says in response to his mother’s quick remarriage after his father’s death. Hamlet, and I suppose Shakespeare are talking about an emotional frailty not her physical stamina. But that line has been dogging (no pun intended and you’ll soon see why I say that) for the last week. LastContinue reading “FRAILTY THY NAME IS WOMAN”

AN ALTAR UPDATE

On May 20th I wrote a post about finding an altar of rocks along the path I was walking. Since then a devastating tornado ripped through Dayton leaving my home untouched and the walls of other homes torn apart so you can see into the rooms like a child’s dollhouse. Last Sunday we were takingContinue reading “AN ALTAR UPDATE”

DEAR GOD

Dear God, This week several tornadoes came through Dayton, Ohio. I slept through them and when I looked out my window I didn’t see any sign of damage. My trash and recycling cans are right where I left them. And yet around the corner tree limbs littered the street and less than two miles awayContinue reading “DEAR GOD”

PILGRIMS, THEY’RE ALL OVER THE PLACE’

Each year about 250,000 people walk the Camino de Santiago. The majority of those are European, more than 90%. About 5% are Americans, that’s about 12,500. The population of the United States is 325 million. https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/ That means that about .0008% of the US population walk the Camino each year. .0008%!!! You might think thatContinue reading “PILGRIMS, THEY’RE ALL OVER THE PLACE’”

CARRY NO PURSE, NO BAG, NO SANDALS

Luke 10:1-23 tells the story of Jesus sending out the 70. They are to make disciples ( the harvest is plenty, but the workers are few). They are to take nothing, enter a town, bless a household, eat what is given them, heal the sick, and share the message that the Kingdom of God isContinue reading “CARRY NO PURSE, NO BAG, NO SANDALS”

WEIRD STUFF WE BOUGHT FOR THE CAMINO

Five years ago my husband and I went to Italy for an organized bike ride through Tuscany. We have travelled quite a bit in Europe, mostly in France as I have family there and several other places in Europe for business in which I, as the devoted wife, must go to keep my husband fromContinue reading “WEIRD STUFF WE BOUGHT FOR THE CAMINO”

AN ALTAR HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Yesterday on our walk through the Metro Park and dam I was looking at all the rocks along the side of the dam (you might say they are “dam” rocks ;-)). I was also thinking about the Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross) on the Camino. The Cruz de Ferro is an iron cross along theContinue reading “AN ALTAR HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

BLISTER IN THE SUN

Every walk is an opportunity to learn something, to try out a new article of clothing or a piece of equipment, or to encounter a new experience. This weekend was one such opportunity and to be honest my experience was one I had hoped to never have. I got a blister on my little toe.Continue reading “BLISTER IN THE SUN”

ABOUT THOSE SHOES… MISTAKE #2

Remember those boots that I thought were very comfortable for the Camino? Well it turns out I was wrong. Maybe not “wrong” exactly, just mistaken. When I bought those boots my main values were good ankle support and waterproofing so my feet would stay dry. And those boots fulfilled my needs perfectly. However I beganContinue reading “ABOUT THOSE SHOES… MISTAKE #2”

I MADE A MISTAKE…

Walking and carrying your entire worldly belongings on your back is incredibly daunting. Every item must be exactly what you need, it should be as lightweight as possible, and it should be high performing. Plus, I want it to look good too. I’ll probably tell you more about my choices but for now I wantContinue reading “I MADE A MISTAKE…”